ya, nice piece of pie originally uploaded by Andrew Storms
NPR has an interesting bit about food trends which will be realized in 2011. These include some of the more commonly known ones as “pop-up restaurants” and lesser ones such as restaurants serving up their own versions of “Cheeto-like snacks”. But even with all these interesting sounding trends, NPR’s most incredible claim comes when they say that “cupcakes are dead”.
From the article:
Every year, I predict the death of the cupcake. I’m always wrong.
But this year, they’ll have real competition from the humble pie. Trend-spotters are calling pie the food of the year. Texas and New York restaurants offer pie happy hours. Pies are showing up at weddings, and pie shops are opening in a neighborhood near you. Pies come in sweet and savory, maxi and mini, deep dish and deep-fried.
While the cupcake fad had much media attention, the reality was that it just was not nearly as big here as everyone was claiming it was elsewhere. With that said, will pies be the next big thing? The article claims there are restaurants now offering Baker’s Square-like pie happy hours. These restaurants have clearly found what Baker’s Square has known all along–old people LOVE pie days however I’m willing to bet they aren’t giving it away free every Wednesday night.
So what do you think about NPR’s predictions about 2011′s food trends? Have you seen cupcakes in the past or pies currently (aside from Baker’s Square)? Have you seen or visited any pop-up restaurants anywhere before? Do you think they’d work here? How about restaurants creating their own junk foods? Whatever you have to say about possible food trends in 2011 go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.